Aaron Dorfman is executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, a research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. NCRP works to ensure America’s grantmakers are responsive to the needs of those with the least wealth, opportunity and power. Before joining NCRP in 2007, Dorfman served for 15 years as a community organizer with two national organizing networks, spearheading grassroots campaigns to improve public education, expand public transportation for low-income residents and improve access to affordable housing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Carleton College (where he studied under the late Senator Paul Wellstone) and a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Dorfman frequently speaks and writes about the importance of diversity in philanthropy, the benefits of foundation funding for advocacy and community organizing, and the need for greater accountability and transparency in the philanthropic sector.
Four Questions for Nonprofit and Foundation Boards to Protect Their Organizations
Posted on October 15, 2018 by Anne Wallestad, Aaron Dorfman
Advocacy and Family Philanthropy: Leveraging Limited Dollars for Impact
Posted on August 9, 2012 by Aaron Dorfman, Abby Levine, Ashley Smith Juarez, Jenny Straub Corrigan, Regina McGraw
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